Rockingham Remembered
Stories That Should Be Shared
Largest Re-enlistment
Ceremony - Ever!

This was e-mailed to me by a friend I served with in The ARMY while in
Greenland. I felt it would be nice for others to read.

Howard Richardson 01-17-09

Happy, Healthy, New Year to all of you folks and your families.  I
hope and trust 2009 will be a great year for each and everyone of you.
 As always, I ask you to try and recall others you have served with,
who might like to join with us for our next reunion.  Also, if you have
any wishes, ideas, or thoughts for our next reunion, please feel free to
share them with me.  Of course, I continue to search for our brother
and sister warriors who may have served with us and the 155th
Transportation Company.  Some of you may know, others probably
not, but the 155th is on it's 3rd deployment to Iraq.  Please do keep all
of the guys and gals in your prayers.

I received this forward from my Platoon Leader, 2nd Lt Bill Menner.  
Bill was with us during our 1960 deployment to Thule AFB,
Greenland.  He was one hell of a fine officer and just a great guy.  
The 155th offloaded the very first nuclear reactor for Thule AFB.  Just
a wee bit of history for you.

For God and Country,
155th Trans. Co.(TS)
"The Arctic Kings"

This was shown over and over on TV, right?   OK, so maybe
it wasn't shown over and over, but surely it was shown on TV
at least one time, wasn't it ?    I  never saw it on the
News, or News Papers.
This was the largest re-enlistment ceremony ever
held in military history.The ceremony was held on
the 4th of July, 2008 at Al Faw Palace, Baghdad,
Iraq . General David Petraeus officiated. This amazing
story was ignored by the 'mainstream' media.  For
those who have been in the Al Faw Palace, you'll have
a better appreciation of the number of people crammed
around the rotunda supporting the re-enlisting soldiers.

American men and women volunteering to stay longer
in Iraq, so that when we leave, the new democracy
will have a chance of surviving, is the exact opposite
of what the media wants you to think about Iraq.  If only
a bomb had killed 5 civilians in a marketplace - now
that's the kind of news the media is eager to tell
you about.

A pizzeria in Chicago donated 2000 pizzas that were
made and shipped toBaghdad , and were
delivered on the 4th.

The media did report that 2000 pizzas were sent
to Iraq on July 4th...  The only part they left out
of the report was the event for which the
pizzas were sent.

I can't help but wonder...
What would the opinion of
be if they weren't getting such
obviously biased 'news?'